Mercedes and Quinn Graduating from 'Glee'?
Recent tweets from Amber Riley and Dianna Agron put future in doubt
By Kenny Herzog May 10, 2012 9:16AM
It's hard not to sympathize with Ryan Murphy. It's trying enough for the "Glee" creator to ensure his musical dramedy stays on the air year after year, let alone worry about his teenage cast members dishing on backstage secrets via social media. Or, perhaps he's instructed some of the actors to stir up speculation and help steer extra eyes toward Season 3's remaining trio of episodes. In which case, damn you, Ryan Murphy.
In any event, gossip-land is abuzz today thanks to enigmatic tweets from Amber Riley and Dianna Agron, who play diva Mercedes Jones and former cheerleader princess Quinn Fabray, respectively. Last night, Riley sent a bite-sized message to her fans, stating: "That's a wrap on Amber Riley! Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I've known day in and day out for three years. I'm going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday! I have so many brothers and sisters now :)" before cryptically adding, "Stay tuned to see what's next for Mercedes." Drrrrraaaammma!
Meanwhile, at roughly the same hour, Agron tweeted her own inscrutable teaser, saying: "I don't know all that is to come, but I know what a day like this means. Four years of love, light & support. To the cast, crew & creators." Agron also tacked on an addendum, ensuring viewers that, "To all of you that have shown your love along the way. We just can't thank you enough. This has always been a very surreal experience."
Given the coinciding timeline of Riley and Agron's Tweets, months of rumors about possible cast transitions and the fact that neither Murphy nor FOX have panicked and responded, it'd be reasonable to deduce that Murphy's just cannily toying with our expectations. On the other hand, if inference is next to godliness, then "Glee" could be down a pair of its powerhouse female leads, and to invoke Don McLean, May 10 might forever be known as the day the music died.
"Glee" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
May 10, 2012 4:42PM
So are we to believe that these "seniors" aren't actually in their 30's...I think this show has run its course!!
May 10, 2012 3:41PM
I thought this was going to be an article about how twitter will make future adults dumber.
May 10, 2012 3:34PM
Much ado about NOTHING. The charagcters are graduating, and they just had a wrap party. We knew that the next season would have a bunch of new people....Unless you are Bart Simpson or Edward Cullen, you can't stay the same age forever. It's good for them to move onward and upward and let another group of very powerful "students" come in and spice things up.
May 10, 2012 2:18PM
This is definitely not news. These are the "seniors" that are graduating and going on to college. Why would they be back on the show next year???? that certainly doesn't mean the show is ending!!!!
May 10, 2012 2:05PM
Really, this is news. How about the people dying in Syria. I don't know a single person that watches that stupid show. Only high school kids watch it, and when they leave school they probably stop watching it. The only reason this show is talked about is because of Hollywood constantly telling us it is watched. That is why I am the first person to post. Nobody cares about this show.
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